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My first big splurge

GOBankingRates Logo By Sam DeBianchi of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 8: In 2014, I bought my first Chanel bag for $4,900 plus tax. The experience was memorable. I remember entering the beautifully lit store, with sweet smells and smiling salespeople. It was, from the start, a very pleasant experience. I gazed at the wide wall of bags, all perfectly organized by shape, size and color, and finally chose the one I wanted: the white caviar leather 2.55 Chanel.“A classic,” the salesperson said as she slid on her black velvet gloves and proceeded to show me the craftsmanship and features of the bag, the pockets that would hold all my essentials and the different ways the bag could be worn.Without hesitation, I said, “I’ll take it.” Shortly after that, my new Chanel was boxed and bagged, adorned beautifully with the signature white Chanel flower. After finishing a few remaining sips of my perfectly chilled sparkling water (compliments of the store), I excitedly left. But was my splurge a mistake?Click to read more about big money mistakes people are making.

My first big splurge

In 2014, I bought my first Chanel bag for $4,900 plus tax. The experience was memorable. I remember entering the beautifully lit store, with sweet smells and smiling salespeople. It was, from the start, a very pleasant experience. I gazed at the wide wall of bags, all perfectly organized by shape, size and color, and finally chose the one I wanted: the white caviar leather 2.55 Chanel.

“A classic,” the salesperson said as she slid on her black velvet gloves and proceeded to show me the craftsmanship and features of the bag, the pockets that would hold all my essentials and the different ways the bag could be worn.

Without hesitation, I said, “I’ll take it.” Shortly after that, my new Chanel was boxed and bagged, adorned beautifully with the signature white Chanel flower. After finishing a few remaining sips of my perfectly chilled sparkling water (compliments of the store), I excitedly left. But was my splurge a mistake?

Click to read more about big money mistakes people are making.

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